Jet engine delivery marks end of F-119 program - WFSB 3 Connecticut

Jet engine delivery marks end of F-119 program

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MIDDLETOWN, CT (WFSB) -

There are more changes at Pratt and Whitney following this week's announcement about layoffs.

Thursday in Middletown, the aerospace company marked the final delivery of the F-119 military jet engine.

According to one official, it is rare for production of engines like this to come to a standstill.

Despite the end of the program, Pratt and Whitney will work with the United States Air Force to maintain the F-119 engine fleet.

On Tuesday, officials from Pratt & Whitney said it is laying off 200 workers here in Connecticut.

Pratt & Whitney officials said the layoffs, which are effective immediately, come from both the East Hartford and Middletown locations in Connecticut.

In December, nearly 100 local jobs were cut.

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